You have paid 6.2% for years assuming that didnt just start working in the last 2 years. Now you are paying it again.
I'm trying to grasp why some of you are fine with the rate going up 2%. Many people, R's and D's, have said that you should be happy for the 2 year tax break you got.
Have you not forgotten that this money being taxed is YOUR MONEY? Why would you ever be complacent with more taxing? I work for my money. The government does not. The government has proven it can not and will not manage tax dollars responsibly. So if i get a "tax break" from the thieves, it is akin to a thief stealing your wallet and deciding to steal the $20 bill, not the other $10 bill. It is YOUR MONEY. The government has not earned, nor deserves YOUR MONEY. So when a tax break comes along, and then is eliminated the government is saying, "hey, we want your money." Then they say, "you know what, just give me what's in your wallet", then coming back after a year and saying, "on second thought, give me your bank account number too. Why? Because i'm the government and i am entitled to it".
Too many conservatives are looking at this "tax break expiration" as an "oh well" scenario when they should be outraged. Complacency to give the government more of your hard earned money to give more of it to those that have not earned it, is what leads to the shite we are in.